Fri, Aug 18|
Survival Outing, August 2023
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
Time & Location
Aug 18, 6:00 PM – Aug 20, 6:00 PM
Coconino County, Coconino National Forest, Arizona 86017, USA
About the Event
What is our goal?
Learn the skills necessary for surviving the outdoors with minimal equipment. Including how to build a shelter, build a fire for cooking, and what are the skills needed for surviving in the wild.
Where is the outing?
Coconino National Forest, off Mormon Lake Road near Stoneman Lake
Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/wPfgtMeU3Qjijok77
What will we be doing?
Each year Troop 109 holds its Survival Outing in the pines. Each patrol will camp with minimal equipment and food, hoping to survive the night. All Patrols that survive and make it back to camp will be rewarded with a delicious breakfast cooked for them by the Troop 109 leaders.
IT’S A COMPETITION TOO! Each patrol can earn extra food by excelling in their survival skills. Patrols will be judged on the quality of their shelter, safety of the campsite including campfire, and quality of cooking setup. Attitude counts!
SCHEDULE: Fri, Aug 19, 6:30pm to Sun, Aug 21, 11:30am
The site is just over two hours away. We encourage you to bring dinner and/or eat before departure on Friday. Troop will meet at the Church parking lot at 6:00pm. Leave about 6:30pm and will be arriving at the campsite in the dark (which is fun and adds to the adventure).
Each patrol will cook their own Saturday morning breakfast – complete and cleaned up by 8:30.
Fall in entire Troop – 8:45
Training Sessions – 9 to 11:30
Lunch - 11:30 to 12:30
Training Sessions - 12:30 to 2:30
Sunday morning – return to camp for breakfast provided by the troop kitchen
What do we bring?
Please pack accordingly for warm weather camping. Troop will be tent camping Friday night and will cook breakfast as a patrol Saturday morning.
SURVIVAL CAMPING - Patrols will be camping in designated areas Saturday night with minimal equipment, see list below.
2. One Sleeping bag per scout
3. Ten feet binding twine per person
4. One tarp per patrol
How do we get there?
SEATS - We will need enough seats for all the Scouts. We will be traveling on forest roads and smaller or lower riding vehicles may have trouble.
GAS MONEY - All passengers not riding with their own parents need to have $20 gas money. We will check money at the parking lot. Passengers are to hand the gas money to their drivers before we leave the parking lot.
What will we eat?
SCOUT MEALS - All scouts are to cook and eat as patrols for Saturday morning breakfast. All scouts and adults need to pack their own sack lunch for Saturday.
ADULT MEALS - Adults need to pack a sack lunch for Saturday, but the rest of the meals (breakfast, dinner, light breakfast) will be provided. Please bring $10 to cover these three meals. ***If you don't register, we might not have enough food for you. Register now!
You and your Scout must be realistic about his fitness level. Please be mindful of your Scouts physical abilities before signing them up for this outing.
All adults must have Youth Protection Training to attend an outing. New to Scouting? Click here to login and take Youth Protection training. You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.